Kanoo Capital, one of the divisions of The Kanoo Group, is the one responsible for managing the investment aspects of the Group’s expansion—fording business alliances with established global partners that seek to enter the Gulf region’s dynamic markets.
Since its establishment in the late 1980s and formalization in 2016, Kanoo Capital has been a key driver for the successful development of a host of strategic partnerships with prominent regional and global companies.
The division targets large-scale projects of an existing or prospective business-to-business supply chain, and actively seeks businesses that are relevant to the region’s economy. The team is currently pursuing ventures in the fields of healthcare; oil field services; petrochemicals and diversified business support services.
In order to gain further access to market insight, Kanoo Capital has been dedicated to cultivating robust partnerships with a broad base of asset managers and entrepreneurs. This has allowed the division to identify opportunities that can be leveraged to improve the operations of both new and established businesses connected with the YBA Kanoo Group.
In addition, decades of experience in regional markets has given Kanoo Capital the acumen to offer a treasure of value-added benefits to joint venture and investment partners. These include continuous monitoring of performance; introductions to new customers; sourcing locally available resources and materials; ensuring legal and regulatory compliance; reviewing feasibility of additional projects and expansions, as well as exploring opportunity integration for local manufacturing.
Kanoo Capital employs a fixed income strategy that seeks to maximize total return through investing in a diversified portfolio of high-quality investment grade securities. The team behind Fixed Income also seeks a high level of current income by investing primarily in a varied portfolio of debt securities that are rated below investment grade or are unrated. This includes a senior secured position in capital structures, which reduces credit volatility.
The Private Capital team of Kanoo Capital is responsible for creating opportunities to act as a differentiated partner in private equity, real estate, late-stage venture capital and managed funds. It operates as a transparent and trusted partner, undertaking transactions that build strong businesses to serve the needs of customers and joint venture partners in the region.
Kanoo Capital employs fundamentals-based research overlaid with technical signals in a disciplined process. This is in order to search for the regional corporates that have competitive advantages led by shareholder-friendly management teams. The Equities team typically invests as a minority owner, but with the benefit of a very long horizon when investments are made, the division considers itself to be a partial owner of the businesses. This means it focuses on the absolute value of businesses, not their value.
Kanoo Capital employs an expert team focused on seeking out high quality companies and entrepreneurs with the potential to build and pursue lucrative opportunities within the GCC. With fundamentally sound investments, the team practices flexibility alongside a patient pool of capital, to cooperate with reputable counterparts and invest in joint ventures that build upon the core expertise and market access of YBA Kanoo.